Slow Cooker Pizza Soup for The Big Game!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own. The Best Pizza Soup Recipe for The Big Game!

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pizza soup slow cooker

This Slow Cooker Meat Lovers Pizza Soup recipe is a sure hit for the tailgating (homegating) party that we have coming up for The Big Game.  My house will be filled with hungry football fans who’ll want filling, hearty food, and I want them to enjoy something unique and different from the run of mill game day food.  I think this is the best pizza soup recipe for my needs as it loads up on flavorful ingredients yet is low carb, so those watching their diet can dive in and still have a bowl.  We are big fans of meat lovers pizzas, and in a soup it is even better, so don’t feel confined to having to choose between sausage and pepperoni.  I used chicken sausage which is a bit different than a traditional Italian pizza, but went back to basics on the veggies with black olives, mushrooms and onions.

pizza soup slow cooker

pizza soup slow cooker

pizza soup slow cooker


A Healthy Pizza Alternative

Pizza Soup is a healthy pizza alternative that gives my family the pizza ingredients and flavors that we all crave.  My kids ask for pizza more than any other meal for lunch and dinner, but we try to keep our pizza intake to just once every week or two.  Pizza soup conjures up the reaction of pure jubilation with my kids, yet they’re getting more veggies and meats and less of the carbs and fat. This is a multifaceted win for me as a mom, as they’re eating better and I also gain leverage in my kids doing chores, etc. every time that I give them pizza anything.

pizza soup slow cooker

A Pasta Sauce Recipe (that is Not Pasta!)

·        RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce was clutch in this recipe, as it has the same sweet and savory tastes that you want in a pizza soup.  The tomato taste is rich without being overly sweet so I really enjoy it in pasta and non-pasta dishes.  The whole line of RAGÚ Homestyle pasta sauces have worked well for me in everything from meatloaf to cocktail sauce to paninis.  Of the four flavors available I probably reach for the Roasted Garlic bottle the most as I’m a garlic fanatic, you can find all four at your local Kroger. RAGÚ Homestyle Thick & Hearty Traditional Sauce uses peeled, chopped and simmered ingredients to create a delicious meal.

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Pizza Soup in a Slow Cooker
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 5 mins

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 191 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian chicken sausage chasing removed or buy bulk
  • 1 can (3.8 oz) sliced black olives
  • 1 jar (23 oz) RAGÚ Homestyle Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 1 medium fresh green bell pepper diced
  • 3 oz pepperoni cut into thin slices (add more according to your liking)
  • 4 cups beef broth (or use 5 cups if you want a thin broth)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 pound fresh bella mushrooms cut into thin slices
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • part-skim mozzarella cheese
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, cook onion until translucent for about 1-2 minutes. (or put the raw chopped onion into a slow cooker to save time).

  2. Add the chicken sausage and cook until browned. Remove from the heat.

  3. Place all the ingredients (except cheese) into a slow cooker.

  4. Cook on low for 7 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours

  5. Add salt/pepper to taste if needed

  6. To serve: Sprinkle the soup with mozzarella cheese while its still warm and enjoy with homemade garlic parmesan cheese bread on the side.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Jan 24, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I love Ragu sauce! Ever since I had a garden and started canning tomato sauce, I never bought any jarred saUCE ANYMORE.

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Love this idea because super stay warm the whole day with us it’s in the slow cooker. It looks absolutely outstanding!

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:29 am

    This sounds so delicious! I love any kind of soup or stew in the winter. And my slow cooker is one of my favorite appliances!

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Pizza comes to life in a soup what a wonderful idea. This would be a big hit anytime.

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    Emily, Our house now a home
    Jan 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Yum! I love that this is a pizza soup, I have never made this before. But it seems like it is really simple to make, with the slow cooker option this makes it really easy!

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I have never heard of pizza soup, but its an great alternative to to regular pizza. I try to give my family healthy options so I am going to have to try it out.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    Jan 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    This sounds awesome. I love having this new Ragu sauce on hand for making my favorite meals quick and easy.

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    Karissa WithOurBest
    Jan 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Yum! The soup and the garlic knots looks like perfection! Your photos are absolutely stunning!

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I wonder if I could get my super finicky teenager to eat this? He loves pizza, like so much that is one of the few foods he will actually eat. This would be a great spin on his favorite meal

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    What a unique idea – pizza soup! Haven’t heard of that one. I’d have to have those cheesy garlic knots – they look scrumptious!

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    Claudia Krusch
    Jan 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I am always looking for new slow cooker recipes to try. I make a similar soup I call lasagna soup. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this on the weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

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    Jan 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I love pizza soup but haven’t had it in years!! I need to try your recipe!!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jan 25, 2017 at 4:51 am

    This slow cooker pizza soup sounds delicious. I would never have thought to make a pizza soup but this recipe I will have to make for sure. We love pizza and this is one more way of eating it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    R U S S
    Jan 25, 2017 at 6:24 am

    I have not had this before so I’m excited to try your recipe one of these days. I’m a pizza girl so I’m sure I’ll find Pizza Soup enjoyable.

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    Dawn Gibson-Thigpen
    Jan 25, 2017 at 10:23 am

    all i can say is yum. wow and those garlic knots look delish.

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    The Trophy WifeStyle
    Jan 25, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Omg pizza soup?!! This sounds all sorts of deliciousness!!! I must give your recipe a try!!!

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    Kate | Life of a Ginger
    Jan 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Oh that looks soooooo good. Except for the mushrooms and onions, lol.

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